After two years of silence, the Park La Brea News has reported that developer J.H. Snyder will break ground next Spring on a new office building along the Miracle Mile.

The $170-million development, located adjacent to SAF-AFTRA plaza on Wilshire Boulevard, will create a 12-story structure featuring 250,000 square feet of office space, as well as 2,100 parking spaces in an expansion of an existing garage.  Renderings of the project, designed by the Jerde Partnership, portray a mid-rise tower clad with angular glass panels.

Construction of the office complex, which is dubbed the Wilshire Curson Building, would occur over approximately two years.

The property overlooks the sprawling LACMA campus, which is poised for a $600-million makeover designed by Peter Zumthor.

Image: LADCP
Image: LADCP
Image: LADCP
Image: LADCP

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit